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What is a Plantation?

Although the word "Plantation" is not precisely defined, most Americans understand a plantation to be a farming estate that grows and harvests crops for commercial purposes. Some of the crops plantations were known for producing included sugar and cotton. Although most of the plantations from New Orleans have sinced ceased their farming operations, the history and legacy they leave behind is alive and well. The beauty and grandeur of these plantations have turned them into popular locations for sightseeing tourists, brides, and even Hollywood!

Why are Plantation Tours So Popular?

There are several reason why plantations have garnered so much popularity in the south. After farming operations ceased and the plantations were bought and handed down to family members, most were renovated and converted to bed and breakfasts and event venues. The beauty of these 19th century mansions brought tourists from all over the world to experience history tours and enjoy a peacful meal and accommodations. Most will noticed that the plantation grounds are meticulously maintained with well manicured gardens - Something people only see in movies and photos. Those that enjoy American history are in for a treat as Plantations played an important role in pre-civil war society. There may be several plantations all across the country, but Louisiana plantations are not world reknowned for nothing - come book your visit today!

Where is Plantation Country?

Plantation country is located Northwest of New Orleans. Although you may find other plantations across Louisiana, you will find the most popular and tour friendly ones in this area.

FAQ About Plantation Tours

ARE PLANTATION TOURS KID FRIENDLY?

Yes. Plantation tours are great for families and children. There is plenty of ground for kids to play and explore.

ARE THE PLANTATIONS OPENED YEAR ROUND?

Yes. The plantations are opened nearly every day of the year for visits. However, some transportation companies will not be available from the city during certain holidays.

IS IT BETTER TO JUST DRIVE TO PLANTATIONS?

Yes, driving to the plantations will offer much more flexibility than taking a bus or any other form of transportation from the city. Most plantations are about 30-45 minutes outside the city.

HOW LONG ARE THE TOURS TYPICALLY?

The tours are typically an hour long and include a tour guide.

CAN YOU TAKE PHOTOS?

Yes, photos are allowed in most areas. If you are unsure, please ask an attendant at the plantation if it is alright.

WHEN ARE THE PLANTATIONS THE BUSIEST?

The busiest time of the year for Plantations is the Fall. The great weather draws people to the area along with the Fall festivals nearby.

IS THER FOOD & BEVERAGE AVAILABLE?

Yes, all of the plantations have some sort of food and beverage available. You can check each plantation to see which ones offer what type of services.